Kent State men's basketball donates time on New Year's Eve

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The Kent State's men's basketball team spent New Year's Eve at the Cleveland Hope Lodge, serving dinner and playing Bingo with guests.

The American Cancer Society's Joseph S. and Jeannette M. Silber Hope Lodge, which is located on Mayfield Road in Cleveland, is a unique home away from home for people who need temporary, comfortable, supportive accommodations offered free of charge during cancer treatment.

It offers 31 guest rooms with a private bedroom/bathroom suite and shared kitchen, library, dining room, living room and surrounding gardens.

Kent State's men's basketball team has been an active supporter of the American Cancer Society.

On Oct. 31, head coach Rob Senderoff joined Akron head coach Keith Dambrot, Cleveland State head coach Gary Waters and Youngstown State head coach Jerry Slocum in hosting the first Coaches vs. Cancer of Northeast Ohio Tip-Off Breakfast in Cuyahoga Falls.

"I learned about Hope Lodge at the Coaches vs. Cancer event," said KSU head coach Rob Senderoff. "I told them we would come one night and serve dinner to the residents. It was a nice thing for us to do. The people that were there took a lot of pictures of our guys. I think they were appreciative that there were people there, especially young people, sharing New Year's Eve with people that are obviously going through some tough times."

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